Voluma Frequently Asked Questions
Gaunt, flat cheeks were popular in the 90s, but modern beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the popular Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely formulated to lift and contour the mid-face for a more youthful look. At his office in Greenwood Village, CO, board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson offers treatments of Voluma to improve a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to age, genetics, or weight loss. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your face feel softer and look smoother. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma nonsurgical treatments at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity may revive your overall appearance by adding lift and fullness.
Voluma Procedure Technique
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a significant amount of weight. Other people have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks and may want a treatment with Voluma to enhance this area. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant will not qualify for this treatment. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is a good option for you. After considering your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom injectable treatment plan will be created.
"Dr. Levenson and his staff are phenomenal! He is a very knowledgeable physician. Whether it comes to primary care, hormone replacement, erectile dysfunction, or aesthetics. He is truly a Integrative physician! I highly recommend him and his center of anti-aging and longevity! It is truly hard to find a physician at a level of his expertise."- K.R. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"Simply put Dr. Levenson is the BEST! His over the top knowledge when it comes to medicine and diagnosing an illness is second to none. His availability is second to none and his ability to prescribe a solution to an illness is second to none. He has helped heal ALL four of my kids, my wife and myself more than once. Just last week I was struck with a case of vertigo in the middle of a parking lot. I had no idea what had hit me. I called Doc L and within in two rings he picked up. Over the phone, yes over the phone he accurately diagnosed the problem, and had me go to hospital where the ER Doc came to same conclusion Doc L came to over the phone. He truly saved my life. His physicals are in depth, giving us the confidence to keep on living actively. There is no one better than Doc Levenson when it comes to taking care of the health of my family and me!"- T.M. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"Dr. Levenson has been caring for me and my family for about nine years. The care has always been exceptional. Dr. Levenson is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner that goes between very professional to very funny. There is nothing about this practice that is not a five star rating!"- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2019
"Dr. Levenson is so amazing! He does my Botox, filler, oh shot, and prescribed me my skin routine. Can I just tell you this man transformed my life! Lol. In 2011 I had broken my upper jaw that forced my teeth back (I know horrific) and as a result my top lip lost a lot of volume. When I finally got the courage to do filler..(I was scared because I didn’t want to look fake) Dr. Levinson WOULD NEVER make anyone look over done. I feel like I got my beauty back after feeling very insecure from the trauma I experienced from my accident. As far as the oh shot, can I just say... I have spent YEARS in bladder pain. Chronic, constant bladder pain. I got so used to it... I didn’t know what it felt like to not have my bladder “on” 24/7. That’s not an exaggeration. I told Dr. L this and he said let’s try the oh shot for you to help regenerate that tissue around the urethra. Well can I tell you after YEARS of dealing with this I have had such an amazing reduction that I can enjoy normal activities like the gym, the movies, meditation class. All those things suffered because my life revolves around trickling urine. I don’t have leakage anymore, I don’t get up constantly in the night. I used to get up to use the restroom 3-5 times a night. It WAS AWFUL. I feel like a normal human being again!!!!!!! Oh, also I used to have horrible acne in my teens and 20s and now at 33 I feel and look healthier & younger than I did then!!!!"- J.C. / Google / Jul 21, 2019
"They are the best. Literally no other doctor I would see!"- C.O. / Google / Oct 18, 2017
Youthful Contour and Lift
After your consultation with Dr. Levenson, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will be seated comfortably as your face is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. Dr. Levenson may also use a local anesthetic to help make the injections more comfortable if needed. For accuracy, Dr. Levenson will mark the areas to be treated before inserting a fine-gauge needle. Once the filler is injected into your skin, you may experience mild redness and swelling, but this should subside quickly.
For many patients, the results of Voluma can be seen right away and last up to two years. It's highly uncommon to have lasting or severe reactions from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concerns, please contact The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are almost always extremely minor. Talk to Dr. Levenson about how soon to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Voluma Ideal Candidates
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment will vary greatly based on the amount of product that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on choosing an injector who is skilled and experienced with Voluma and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, Dr. Levenson will assess your skin and understand your needs before developing your treatment plan. Then, he will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and your costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to hold moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so it is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to get better in the following months. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you want to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, Dr. Levenson will create your personal Voluma plan and discuss when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma treatment session, you may resume your normal daily activities. However, it's recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Dr. Levenson will go over what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize any bruising and swelling. Dr. Levenson might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while your sleep. You should avoid touching your face to avoid pushing the filler into others areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients have mild to moderate swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects after a Voluma treatment are firmness, tenderness, lumps, discomfort, redness, and itching. If any of these occur, Voluma side effects are typically only moderately uncomfortable. For any questions, side effects last longer than a month, or you have symptoms of an infection, please contact The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity.
What to Expect with Voluma®
If you would like more fullness in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma injections at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village. Schedule an appointment to meet with board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson for an assessment of your skin and personalized recommendations that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin procedures to give you a radiant complexion and youthful appearance.